I discovered acupuncture in my twenties when I was suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. I tried every single treatment offered by conventional medicine with no improvement. It was my dentist who suggested I give acupuncture a try and gave me the number of her acupuncturist. I felt the difference from the first session and after two months of treatments I was completely cured. Naturally I had decided to study acupuncture.
I graduated Swedish Institute of Oriental Studies in New York City and for many years worked with people from all walks of life and from all over the world; individuals dealing with mental health challenges, addictions, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, loss of energy, disorders of immune and digestive systems and individuals struggling with creativity among others.
After 15 years of private practice in New York City, I felt tired of the noise, heat and crowds. Born in a rather small town of Russia, I yarned to go back to the cold climate and familiar landscape. I fell in love with Montana and people here from the first sight. After living here for a couple of years, 406 Acupuncture was born.
When not working in my practice, I teach classes to acupuncturists. Having years of combined formal training in Eastern Philosophies, Western Therapies and Chinese Acupuncture I wanted to share my experience with fellow practitioners and as a result I became a provider of continuing education units for acupuncturists with NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). I am also a member of Montana Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
I feel blessed to work in the field where I can heal myself and assist others in their healing process and I hope to be of service to the community of Kalispell, Whitefish and Flathead Valley.